„For the Devil, the presence of learned one is by far more painful than a thousand worshipers.“

Majlisi, Bihārul Anwār, vol.2, p. 16.
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„Doing physics is much more enjoyable than just learning it. Maybe 'doing it' is the right way of learning, at least as far as I am concerned.“

—  Gerd Binnig German physicist 1947

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„A learned fool is more foolish than an ignorant one.“

—  Molière, Les Femmes Savantes

Un sot savant est sot plus qu'un sot ignorant.
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„Silence is a learned practice that requires far more than just not talking. Not talking is not silence; it's just not talking.“

—  Caroline Myss author from the United States 1952

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„Pains of love be sweeter far
Than all other pleasures are.“

—  John Dryden English poet and playwright of the XVIIth century 1631 - 1700

Variante: Pains of love be sweeter far
Than all other pleasures are.

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„Association with a learned one in the slums, is by far better than sitting with an ignorant person on sumptuous and luxurious carpets.“

—  Musa al-Kadhim Seventh of the Twelve Imams and regarded by Sunnis as a renowned scholar 745 - 799

Muhammad Kulayni, Usūl al-Kāfī, vol.1, p. 48.
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„It is hopelessness even more than pain that crushes the soul.“

—  William Styron, livro Darkness Visible

Fonte: Darkness Visible (1990), VI
Fonte: Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness
Contexto: There is a region in the experience of pain where the certainty of alleviation often permits superhuman endurance. We learn to live with pain in varying degrees daily, or over longer periods of time, and we are more often than not mercifully free of it. When we endure severe discomfort of a physical nature our conditioning has taught us since childhood to make accommodations to the pain’s demands — o accept it, whether pluckily or whimpering and complaining, according to our personal degree of stoicism, but in any case to accept it. Except in intractable terminal pain, there is almost always some form of relief; we look forward to that alleviation, whether it be through sleep or Tylenol or self-hypnosis or a change of posture or, most often, through the body’s capacity for healing itself, and we embrace this eventual respite as the natural reward we receive for having been, temporarily, such good sports and doughty sufferers, such optimistic cheerleaders for life at heart.
In depression this faith in deliverance, in ultimate restoration, is absent. The pain is unrelenting, and what makes the condition intolerable is the foreknowledge that no remedy will come — not in a day, an hour, a month, or a minute. If there is mild relief, one knows that it is only temporary; more pain will follow. It is hopelessness even more than pain that crushes the soul. So the decision-making of daily life involves not, as in normal affairs, shifting from one annoying situation to another less annoying — or from discomfort to relative comfort, or from boredom to activity — but moving from pain to pain. One does not abandon, even briefly, one's bed of nails, but is attached to it wherever one goes.

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„One shouldn't learn more than what one absolutely needs against life.“

—  Karl Kraus Czech playwright and publicist 1874 - 1936

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„As a child I was taught that to tell the truth was often painful. As an adult I have learned that not to tell the truth is more painful, and that the fear of telling the truth — whatever the truth may be — that fear is the most painful sensation of a moral life.“

—  June Jordan Poet, essayist, playwright, feminist and bisexual activist 1936 - 2002

"Life After Lebanon" (1984), later published in On Call : Political Essays (1985), and Some of Us Did Not Die : New and Selected Essays of June Jordan (2002)

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